I live in Munich from 2008–2010. When I first arrived I had no plans to attend Oktoberfest; thousands of people drinking all night in a confined space didn’t appeal to me. Once an invitation came my way, I decided I needed to go and see for myself. I loved it.
Oktoberfest is a photographer’s dream but my favourite shots were taken not during the event but in the weeks before as the construction crews erected the ‘tents’, the funfair rides and the rest on the site. The shots below were all taken around two weeks before the start of the 2009 Oktoberfest.